Ford 8N Tractor (1947 – 1957)
The Ford 8N was produced from 1947 to 1957 in the United States at the Highland Park Michigan factory where 524,000 were produced. The tractor sold for $1,404 in 1952. which is equivalent to $16,091 in 2023 dollars.
The Ford 8N Engine was built with either a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder gasoline or distillate engine. The fuel tank held 10 gallons of fuel.
The transmission was either a 4 speed constant mesh providing 4 forward speeds and one reverse, or a 12 speed Sherman Combination transmission offering 12 forward speeds and three reverse.
The Engine produced an estimated 30.4 Horsepower.
The drawbar specifications claimed 23.16 horsepower, but testing rated it at 21.95 horsepower.
The PTO specifications claimed 27.32 horsepower, but testing came in at 23.24 horsepower.
The belt test came in at 25.77 horsepower.
The PTO produced 545 RPM.
The tractor was rated for a two bottom plow and had a rear lift capacity of 800 pounds.
The tractor was a 2 wheel drive tractor, with manual steering and no cabin for the operator. The rear brakes utilized manual drum brakes for stopping power.
The wheelbase was 70 inches. The tractor weighed between 2410 and 2717 pounds. The front tire size was 4.0-19 and the rear was 10-28 from the factory.
The electrical system on the tractor utilized a 6 volt positive ground configuration and had an on board generator for charging.
This tractor was a well built machine that can be found on many farms today. They were built to last and many are still in service today.